For the first time in our long trajectory, we focus on Scandinavia and deliver an issue packed with Nordic flavour.

Our smorgasbord comprises many treats and we hope our readers will enjoy devouring them as much as we have in their preparation.

These northern territories are famed for their dramatic landscapes and outstanding natural features and we bring you a selection to take your breath away.

Similarly, there are some very special developments taking place on the culinary stage as you will deduce from our profile on René Redzepi and our report on the latest dining trends.

Elsewhere in this issue, don’t miss the spectacular designs of visionary architect, Angel Taborda, check out Twin – Set’s new Autumn/Winter Collection, read about the history of one of Rioja’s finest, Viña Tondonia from Bodegas López de Heredia, and experience hybrid travel in the sumptuous luxury of the Lexus LS 600h saloon.